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Code Platoon

Courses: Web Developer, Web Developer Part-Time, +-5 more.
Web Developer Part-Time

Locations

Online, Chicago, +-6 more.
Chicago.

About Code Platoon

Code Platoon is a 501(c)3 non-profit that helps veterans and military spouses transition into the civilian workforce by providing technical training and career placement. Students can participate in the training program through a 14 week full time, immersive... Read More

The Python and Javascript track includes five modules: Computer science/programming fundamentals, the World Wide Web, Data Science, Amazon Web Services, and Creating Applications.

No previous programming skills are required. Upon graduation, students are eligible for paid internships with our corporate sponsors.

Code Platoon is an approved VET TEC training provider through the Department of Veteran Affairs. In-Person students may also use their GI Bill. All students are eligible to apply for general scholarships once enrolled in the program.

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Job Outcomes

$52,000
Average in-field starting salary
100%
Employment rate in-field
100%
On-time graduation rate
Employment Breakdown
Employed in Paid in-field positions 100%
Full-Time Employee 100%
Full-Time Apprenticeship, Internship or Contact Position 0%
Hired by school in-field 0%
Employed in other positions 0%
Started a new company or venture after graduation 0%
Short-term contract or part-time position 0%
Not Employed 0%
Unemployed and still seeking a job 0%
Unemployed and not seeking a job 0%
Non-reporting 0%

This bootcamp uses the CIRR methodology. All CIRR members use a standardized, one-page format. To ensure complete accuracy, CIRR reports account for each enrolled student. You can compare outcomes with other CIRR members side-by-side. Learn more about CIRR.

Courses

Web Developer

  • Cost: $15,500 - $15,500
  • Duration: 14 weeks
Locations: Online, Chicago
Course Description:

The skills taught by Code Platoon (CP) revolve around getting a job as a junior or intern-level software engineer. For the 2019 cohorts, there will be two tracks offered: one in Ruby and Javascript and the other in Python and Javascript.

Python and Javascript Track (5 Modules)

Module 1 (Weeks 1-4): Computer science / programming fundamentals
This includes algorithm scripting, version control, data types and structures (variables, booleans, integers, strings, objects, operators, loops, etc.). This also includes covering object-oriented programming, inheritance, polymorphism, database persistence, SQL, and data modeling an application. The languages to be covered in these weeks are Python, Javascript, and PostgreSQL. This module is important in building a base for students to think through problems and build the skills necessary to troubleshoot issues.

Module 2 (Weeks 5-6): The World Wide Web
This module includes the foundations of how content on the Internet and on web pages is created. It covers HTML/CSS/Javascript as it pertains to a webpage. The module also covers how data is sent over the internet and how the HTTP/HTTPS protocols for the web work. Students will write their own HTTP server by the end of this module. This module is important because the world of software engineering and especially web development calls for engineers to have an understanding of how their code will impact the larger web ecosystem.

Module 3 (Week 7): Data Science
Data science is an increasingly popular sector of technology, powering Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. Using industry-recognized Python libraries including NumPy, Pandas, Jupyter Notebook, and publically available datasets, students will learn the basics of data science and be able to get a leg up in their junior developer interviews.

Module 4 (Weeks 8-10): Amazon Web Services
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is cloud-based hosting for modern technology companies. These companies generally look for people certified in AWS technologies to get their product online. Code Platoon has been accepted as an AWS Academy - an organization that Amazon has vetted with their curriculum. Students will be trained to take and hopefully pass the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam, receiving an industry recognized certification.

Module 5 (Weeks 11-14): Creating Applications
This module will teach students how to create modern-day web applications, including database design and integration, web routing, and the Model View Controller framework through a Python framework called Django. They will learn to integrate the ReactJS framework on top of their Django application and deploy that using Amazon Web Services technologies. This is the most important module as it is where students learn the skills that employers will expect them to have on the first day of the job and they will see how all the skills that they have learned in the first 4 modules come together to build a full application.

Subjects: Ruby, Test-Driven Development (TDD), Python, React.js, Django, JavaScript, AWS

Web Developer Part-Time

  • Cost: $15,500 - $15,500
  • Duration: 35 weeks
Locations: Online, Chicago
Course Description:

The Code Platoon part-time program is 35 weeks in length and can be completed in-person or remotely. Classes will meet two evenings during the week and all day on Saturday. Students will learn the same curriculum as our full-time students and have access to the same resources including teaching assistants, mentors, and career services.

General scholarships are available to all students. In-person students may be eligible to use their GI Bill.

Subjects: Git, Ruby, Test-Driven Development (TDD), Python, React.js, Django, JavaScript, AWS

Code Platoon Reviews

Average Ratings (All Programs)

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4.98/5

(43 reviews)
    9/11/2020
  • Kevin Maguire | Software Engineer in Test
  • Web Developer
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Full-time Remote Experience"

Originally, I was completely unaware of Code Platoon as a coding bootcamp option. It was appealing for a few reasons: VET-TEC approved, follow veterans and spouses, full stack web development and a full-time remote option. If you have no prior experience... Read More

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    8/22/2020
  • Michael Whalon
  • Web Developer
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Great Experience"

Code Platoon is absolutely a vehicle to make your life better, as long as you're willing to work hard. If you pay attention, learn, and don't quit, you can become a software engineer. Code Platoon has dedicated personnel to help you through the application,... Read More

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    8/21/2020
  • Carole Ouedraogo
  • Web Developer
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Great Program for Transitioning Military Veterans!"

Code Platoon is committed to helping all students in the program succeed in transitioning into software development and related careers. Outside of learning different programming languages, I also had the opportunity to learn from industry experts through... Read More

Overall, the program exposed me to programming best practices that are in great demand in the industry such as Agile development practices. After graduation, I feel better prepared for my next career adventure.

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    7/29/2020
  • Richard Maldonado | Software Engineer
  • Web Developer
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Great experience"

Overall a great experience. Teachers are super responsive during the course and after.

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    5/21/2020
  • Val Ryan Gabriel
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Immersive Coding Experience"

The experience here at Code Platoon was amazing. The overall curriculum was great as it incorporated both technical and softs skill curriculum which helps students learn to be a better overall software engineer. Before Code Platoon I didn't have a good... Read More

Code Platoon supplies so many resources and opportunities to the students such as, Mentors and TA's who are volunteer industry professionals, Instructors that always makes sure students are understanding the material, as well as an ability to obtain a AWS certification while attending. If you are a military veteran or spouse willing to put in the long hours of work for the next 4 months to become a software engineer this bootcamp is for you.

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    5/12/2020
  • Alex Taylor | Software Engineer
  • Web Developer
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Great experience for military and their spouses"

If you are thinking of breaking into software development this program is a must. It offers a fantastic curriculum and great instruction. I had no coding experience at all prior to enrolling and the program, while challenging, was very rewarding. There... Read More

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    5/1/2020
  • jorge silva | Software engineer
  • Web Developer
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Great coding bootcamp for military veterans!"

Code platoon was a great experience. The curriculum is intense but rewarding. The amount of support given in incredible. Instructors, TA's, mentors, and other alumni all want you to succeed. The camaraderie established between the students in our cohort... Read More

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    4/29/2020
  • Bek Zhuma | Software Engineer
  • Web Developer
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Best career prospects and best value"

Value:
• CodePlatoon (CP) offers best value for money - no other bootcamp can match that.
Career Prospects:
• If you are thinking of applying through Job Boards or companies' career postings - you are doing it wrong. You will be among hundreds of applicants... Read More

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    4/29/2020
  • Anonymous
  • Web Developer
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Awesome experience!"

Coding bootcamps are designed to be extremely challenging, fast paced, and rewarding. If you prefer watching YouTube tutorials and working on coding challenges at a leisurely pace, the full-time program probably isn’t for you. The instructors will explain... Read More

Though it’s a long and challenging program, the results are undeniable. You’ll have the knowledge, skill, and ability to create full-stack applications. If you’re on-the-fence about whether or not to enroll in the full-time program – just do it! This program is definitely worth it.

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    4/28/2020
  • Saumya Bajracharya | Software Engineer
  • Web Developer
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Excellent Program for Military, Veterans and Military Spouses"

I don't think there is any other program like this. The director of education, Jonathan Young has done outstanding job structuring the curriculum. His experience working as Senior Software Engineer combined with his past experience of teaching Chicago... Read More

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Code Platoon's average rating is 4.98 out of 5.0 based on 43 review(s).

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